The Team

Our team is a collaboration between Peel Regional Paramedic Services, the University of Windsor, the University of Toronto, Queen's University, and a growing number of paramedic service organizations in Ontario. Together, we combine the experience of front-line paramedics with research expertise, and paramedic leadership from across the province.

Dr. Justin Mausz (he/him)

Principal Investigator

Justin is an Advanced Care Paramedic and researcher with Peel Regional Paramedic Services, a member of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. Justin's work focuses on psychological health and safety among paramedics. Justin is the research lead of the External Violence Against Paramedics (EVAP) program and co-leads the Violence Against Paramedics project with Dr. Donnelly. Connect with Justin on LinkedIN, follow him on Twitter, or see more of his work on ResearchGate 

Dr. Elizabeth Donnelly (she/her)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Donnelly is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor, a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research, and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. Having practiced as an EMT since 1999, Dr. Donnelly has a strong connection with the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) community and her work focuses largely on workforce health among EMS personnel. Follow Dr. Donnelly on Twitter @EDonnellyPhD

Dr. Alan Batt (he/him)


Alan is Paramedicine Program Lead at Queen's University, Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine at Monash University, and a Scientist with the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research. Originally from Cork, Ireland, Alan has worked clinically as a paramedic in several different countries. Alan's research focuses on better preparing health professionals for their work through improved education and expanding roles. Connect with Alan on LinkedIn, or view more of his research on ResearchGate

Dr. Madison Brydges (she/her)


Madison is a Scientist with the McNally Project for paramedicine research, and a primary care paramedic in Ontario.  As a social scientist, Madison's research takes a sociological perspective on contemporary issues relevant to paramedicine in Canada. Madison brings special expertise in qualitative research methods and a background of research and activism on occupational health and safety issues among paramedics. See more of Madison's work on ResearchGate.  

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Mandy Johnston (she/her)

Knowledge User

Mandy Johnston is an Advanced Care Paramedic and Superintendent with Peel Regional Paramedic Services and program lead for the External Violence Against Paramedics (EVAP) portfolio of work. In early 2019, Mandy surveyed paramedics in Peel Region to ask about their experiences with wokrplace violence. After disovering that 97% of surveyed paramedics reported some exposure to workplace violence, Mandy led a comprehensive organizational response to the problem. The EVAP program includes a media awareness campaign, enhanced reporting measures, and an organizational policy of zero tolerance of violence against paramedics.

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